Social justice is recognizing and acting upon the power that we have for making positive change. Teachers do this every day in many ways. And, in order to take that idea to the next level, teachers might include classroom practices that will make this dynamic explicit. Teachers are tasked to give students opportunities for seeing how positive change happens and how they can be both actors and leaders in creating change.
Topics and activities focusing on things such as child labor, hazardous waste, discrimination, and the devastation of the natural environment on a global scale, can spark conversations within in the classroom.